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The Common (Phoenix Poets)

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At the heart of Gail Mazur's The Common is the refusal to simplify what is paradoxical in our world and a recognition of the tensions in our own divided nature. These unflinching poems create a place where wisdom and foolishness, fear and courage, rage and pity, love and diffidence, naturally co-exist.

Desire, ambition, devotion, and devastating loss are all subjects for Mazur's clear-eyed poems, which resonate with the contradictions between the body's yearning and the mind's acknowledgment of the consequences of our choices. In a poetry driven by unrelenting questioning, Mazur tries, in Rilke's worlds, "to love the questions themselves."

Synopsis:

Continues to tell the passionate truth about herself and life in beautifully made poems. They are the work of a mature, deeply engaged, and productive artist.

Synopsis:

AcknowledgmentsTwo Worlds: A BridgeThe AcornI'm a Stranger Here MyselfMensch in the MorningIn HoustonWhatever They WantDesireBedroom at ArlesPoem for Christian, My StudentMay, Home after a Year AwayBluebonnetsFracture Santa MonicaThe Idea of Florida During a Winter ThawSnake in the GrassBlueWhy You TravelAfter the Storm, AugustA Green Watering CanMaternalWare's CoveIceTracesPhonicPennies from HeavenAnother TreeRevenantYahrzeitFamily PlotFoliageThe CommonAt Boston Garden, the First Night of War, 1991Poem Ending with Three Lines of Wordsworth'sLilacs on Brattle StreetA Small Plane from Boston to Montpelier

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Two Worlds: A Bridge

The Acorn

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Mensch in the Morning

In Houston

Whatever They Want

Desire

Bedroom at Arles

Poem for Christian, My Student

May, Home after a Year Away

Bluebonnets

Fracture Santa Monica

The Idea of Florida During a Winter Thaw

Snake in the Grass

Blue

Why You Travel

After the Storm, August

A Green Watering Can

Maternal

Ware's Cove

Ice

Traces

Phonic

Pennies from Heaven

Another Tree

Revenant

Yahrzeit

Family Plot

Foliage

The Common

At Boston Garden, the First Night of War, 1991

Poem Ending with Three Lines of Wordsworth's

Lilacs on Brattle Street

A Small Plane from Boston to Montpelier

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226514390
Author:
Mazur, Gail
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Poets Series
Series Volume:
no. 51
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
81
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Continues to tell the passionate truth about herself and life in beautifully made poems. They are the work of a mature, deeply engaged, and productive artist.
"Synopsis" by , AcknowledgmentsTwo Worlds: A BridgeThe AcornI'm a Stranger Here MyselfMensch in the MorningIn HoustonWhatever They WantDesireBedroom at ArlesPoem for Christian, My StudentMay, Home after a Year AwayBluebonnetsFracture Santa MonicaThe Idea of Florida During a Winter ThawSnake in the GrassBlueWhy You TravelAfter the Storm, AugustA Green Watering CanMaternalWare's CoveIceTracesPhonicPennies from HeavenAnother TreeRevenantYahrzeitFamily PlotFoliageThe CommonAt Boston Garden, the First Night of War, 1991Poem Ending with Three Lines of Wordsworth'sLilacs on Brattle StreetA Small Plane from Boston to Montpelier
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